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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

May 18, 2020

What’s the difference between a wound and a flaw? What’s a good flaw versus one that is predictable or easy or, egads, unforgiveable? The group discusses all that, as well as ways to integrate the two within the structure of your plot.

Tracey and Anne discuss some flaws that are deal breakers and then heckle Jess...


May 4, 2020

*Please forgive the audio. We’re working on smoothing out the remote recordings.

Coming at you from the lockdown in Seattle… Part Two of Online Promo.

In this chunk, the group talks about self-promotion through guest blogging, author pages, newsletters, entering contest, hosting contests, and using the member...


Apr 20, 2020

Modern folks spend hours and hours interacting through the internet -- specifically, your readers spend hours and hours. So, time to meet them where they are. But where are your connecting points and how to do you grow a network from a seedling to a sturdy presence?

The group discusses organic methods of getting...


Apr 6, 2020

Modern times require modern connections, especially in a time when Zoom has become the national pastime.

Tracey and Jess share their thoughts, failures, and victories about using online platforms, and Anne pretends to know anything about Instagram. They discuss the benefits of using different sites, as well as the...


Mar 23, 2020

Writing Romance as a plot or subplot can be a lot trickier than people think. The group discusses methods to make a believable and satisfying romance, as well as the importance of keeping the promise to the reader about the type of romance they’re getting into.

Jess points out that a love interest can often be seen as...